Crazy-Eyed Smith Not So Crazy Afterall: Blogging About the Ex

Maybe you’ve heard about this criz-azy Youtube video by actress and now jilted ex-wife Tricia Walsh Smith (her used-to-be man owns a bunch of big Broadway theaters in NYC). Smith was so angry at her grandfather of a husband for dumping her, that she recorded herself going on a giant tirade about the whole thing (which included her breaking down into tears and calling his secratary to question her about “con-domes” [seriously, that’s how she said it] she found at their shared apartment) and then uploaded that tirade onto YouTube.

Maybe she was so pissed off at getting dumped she just went black with rage and couldn’t think of any other way of getting the attention she needed. Maybe she thought the best revenge was one served to millions of Internet users all around the world. Who knows what made Smith share her very dirty laundry with the general populace. People get irrational when they’re kicked to the curb. The thing that’s important about this weird story?

She’s not the only one.

According to this NYT article, it’s becoming more and more acceptable to spill your guts to the world via blogging, and more and more acceptable to include really intimate details about your relationship (or current lack thereof).

What do you think of this kind of self-involved self-expression? When we whine into a webcam or tear someone apart through a ranty blog, does it come from a need to connect, or just a need for the world to revolve around us? What about people using real names and faces?

Have we become so obsessed with splashing ourselves across the airwaves that we’ve lost sight of what the words “private life” actually mean?

Spill. We want your opinion.

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